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Portable Cone Catch-Box

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Bone, Jan 11, 2021 at 2:31 PM.

By Bone on Jan 11, 2021 at 2:31 PM
  1. Bone

    Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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    I've had this idea forever and finally got around to trying it. Seems to work really good for a portable. It's made to use (3) stakes or between branches if you wanted. I'm not sure how long it will last but after a couple hundred rounds it looks perfect. I'm going to add more loops to be able to rotate it for wear when needed. I'll give an update later. Fold it up and it's hardly anything to take with you. Hope it works out.
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Bone, Jan 11, 2021 at 2:31 PM.

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    1. bottlecap

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      Awesome! Looks great! I use a cone design as well but with different materials, I love it....simple, easy and funnels the ammo right into a bean can. Hangs from my ceiling in the cellar. It's still a wip but I've been using it for months. I'll post a snap here if it's alright with you....
       
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    2. The preacher

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      Good idea, keep us updated?

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      I'm thinkin' you just want me to keep my mouth shut on this one, huh?
       
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    4. Bone

      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      Heck ya....I'd like to see it. Never seen anybody use one before.
       
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      it is smaller than my 55 gallon drum
       
    6. Bone

      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      Yeah it's only a 12" ring. Not very big but it's all I need for a portable setup and nothing bounces out either.
       
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      Thanks Bone!
      I used a slip sheet (thin plastic sheets used for shipping on pallets) to roll up and create a cone. Cut the bottom off a 5 gallon bucket to insert the cone into also for stability and hanging purposes. Screwed on some scrap wood. Used some random chain to hang it from the ceiling at an angle. Punched a couple holes in a bean can and attached to bottom of funnel to catch and contain the spent ammo.
      This thing works like a charm. Probably a 16" catch mouth but I suppose you could flare out the end of the cone if you wanted it larger. I use spring clips and various attachments above to hang any type of target in front with rope or improvised coat hanger hooks. Of course there are some misses,(not many;)), and that's what the backdrop blanket takes care of.
      Simple, light, durable and easy, but certainly not as portable as your design. Same concept though,...ammo hits wide angle surface (instead of flat perpendicular) and is directed right down to the catch-can.
      Here are some pics and a little front/side illustration. This is was a quick proto to see if it would work and it's been there since October.
      catch1.jpg catch2.jpg catch3.jpg catch4.jpg catch5.jpg
      Tim
       
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      excellent idea ! ... maybe the cone could be shorter adding more internal drag, I mean hanging "lose internal walls" ... just thinking
      catch.jpg
       
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    9. Bone

      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      Sweet! Good to see someone else thinking the same. Nice setup!
       
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      It could be shorter by adding hanging flaps inside the cone. Something to think about for sure.
       
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      Great idea! I like the minimal approach concept to keep it simple. I have always use just a simple A frame with sheets or towels and a catch bucket of some kind. The cone concept could even have an ammo cup on the end to make it easy to funnel the balls into a container.

      Love the video, does the block wall serves as an ammo return for missed shots? Of course you don't miss so that is a mute point. Just good to see you shooting again and making a video.
       
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      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      Yeah.....a big wall is always good. Lol
      A cup at the end is good or just a velcro flap to dump them into a can. I'm sure I'll add that.
      Thanks!
       
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      Terry, I see you been hanging out with the Jolly Green Giant again, lol.....sorry, couldn’t resist.[emoji23]

      Great idea though


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      Slick design. Usually breezy to windy where I live. Properly anchored your cone design should work. Unlike the shower curtain that ends up as a too rigid sail resulting in too many bounce back and lost ammo. Need to find some material and dig out the Singer 15-91.
       
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    15. Bone

      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      It works well. $5 steel ring and old sheet is pretty cheap too.
       
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      Great job. Last summer I made something similar using an old pillow case. I made a hoop of bent steel and slid it through the "double material" at the pillow case opening. It worked good for thousands of shots. The pillow case finally died and came apart, but was easy to replace.
       
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      Good to hear. I was hoping for a long life. So far so good with mine after 500 shots. No tears or damage.
       

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